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VLC Media Player M3U Denial of Service Vulnerability (Mac OS X)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with VLC Media Player and is prone to denial of service and remote code execution vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists due to improper handling of a specially crafted M3U file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

VLC media player version 2.0.8 and prior on Mac OS X

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to VLC media player version 2.1.0 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)